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May 28th

NOLA MIX Records, 11AM
Teaching kids to DJ and produce beats
The Courtyard Brewery, 3PM
Raffle, silent auction, craft beer
Mags on Elysian Fields, 7PM
A new series dedicated to pushing the limits of contemporary music
Three Keys, 7PM
OC cabaret goes Sci-Fi
UNO Lakefront Arena, 8PM
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album
One Eyed Jacks, 10PM
Remixes, edits and originals of Fleetwood Mac
Rare Form, 10PM
Vintage sounds of American Root Music

Flight of Fancy: Armstrong Airport Receives Additional Funding & Support from NOLA Government

The New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) passed a vote to finance the $993 million expansion of Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)’s North Terminal, according to an official release from the New Orleans Mayor’s Office. Yesterday’s vote awarded the project approximately $178 million in additional funds, bringing the pricetag to its current near-billion dollar price point. 


February 2019 will mark the opening of the five gate expansion, upping the total number of gates to 35 for the international airport. Construction on the North Terminal is already underway, and is expected to be completely within the two year deadline. Further design and environmental reviews are anticipated to be approved later this spring. 


“Due to the extraordinary growth at the airport, [and] the airlines’ increase in flights,” Louis Armstrong Airport’s Interim Director of Aviation Mark Reis said, “we are now positioned to continue to be an economic engine for the region.”


Mayor Mitch Landrieu agreed. “Our brand new, world-class airport terminal will serve as a crucial economic driver for the New Orleans metropolitan region and provide a lasting impression to visitors,” commented Mayor Landrieu. “We are growing at a record pace.[..] I am confident this world class facility will be well worth the wait in 2019.” 

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